Friday, 21 August 2015

Bristow Chopper Crash: AIB Releases Passengers’ Manifest

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) on Thursday officially released names of the victims on board the Bristow helicopter that crashed last week in Oworonshoki area of Lagos, Nigeria.
Tunji Oketunbi, spokesperson for AIB in a press statement said the manifest of the ill-fated flight according to includes- Ita Ekpeyong; Joshua Emekeme; Dolu Ebiejuara; Onoriode Onojete; Chukwuma Erise; Solomon Udeh; Chidi Ukwunta; Iniala Opaimi; Chris Abua; Chukwudi Onah; Joseph Wyatt (Captain); Peter Kayode Bello (Co-Pilot). Of the 12, those that survive were: Joshua Emekeme; Dolu Ebiejuara; Onoriode Onojete; Solomon Udeh; Iniala Opaimi; Chukwudi Onah.
The Sikosky S76 C+ helicopter crashed into the lagoon in Oworonshoki area of Lagos on Wednesday 12 August, 2015 shortly before landing at Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.
The helicopter marked 5N-BGD and operated by Bristow Helicopters departed SEDCO oil platform offshore en-route Lagos airport before it crashed at about 3pm.

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